This revised version of the Guidelines for Examination will apply as from 1 November 2015. Until then, the September 2014 edition of the Guidelines remains valid.

3.2 Documents discovered after completion of the search

It may happen occasionally that, after completion of a search report, the Search Division discovers further relevant documents (e.g. in a later search for a related application). Such documents may be used in examination (see C‑IV, 7.4).

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